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Junior 4 star at Sustainability Social

Junior 4 recently held The High School of Glasgow Junior School’s first ever ‘Sustainability Social’ at Gavin’s Mill in Milngavie.

The event, designed and executed by Junior 4 and their Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants, gave pupils a chance to share their learning with their families outside of the classroom.

All session, Junior 4 have been studying sustainability through their ‘Protecting the Planet’ topic and they’ve been hard at work creating eye-catching posters, letters, colourful infographics and displays detailing plastic pollution, fast fashion, food miles and air and water pollution.

Their classwork was offset by the beautiful surroundings of Gavin's Mill, a 17th century corn mill on the banks of Allander Water in Milngavie. Gavin’s Mill is run almost entirely by volunteers and contains a Fairtrade shop, café and event space for community projects - the perfect setting for the Junior School's 'Sustainability Social'.

The Junior School's Sharing Our Learning events empower pupils to demonstrate all that they've learnt to family members in fun, memorable ways and is a key part of the Junior School curriculum.

Commenting, Mrs Maggie Pollock, Deputy Head Teacher (Teaching and Learning), at the Junior School, said:

Boys and girls hosted a tremendous ‘Sharing Our Learning’ event for their families. They spoke confidently and intelligently about the many plights our planet faces thanks to issues including plastic pollution and fast fashion.

Pupils used a variety of activities to showcase their knowledge, including quizzes and hands on activities. They discussed with family members ways to reduce plastic consumption, recycle responsibly, cut down on emissions and shop sustainably.

With our Junior 4 classes so engaged and clued up on sustainability, the future of the planet is in good hands - they are the potential leaders of tomorrow after all.”

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All the images from a fantastic morning in Milngavie can be seen below

J4 Sustainability Social